Major league icon Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) avoided a major injury, and fans of the opposing team sighed in relief and applauded.
On the 30th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the away game against the Chicago White Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and recorded 4 at-bats, 1 run and 1 run.
Ohtani fell into a batting slump with one hit in his last four games, and his season batting average dropped significantly from 0.269 to 0.263. The Angels won 6-4, but Ohtani couldn’t help but smile.
He also had some frightening moments. At the beginning of the first inning, he was hit in the right calf by opposing starting pitcher Michael Kopek’s 94-mile (approximately 152 km) fastball in his first at-bat with one out and first base.스포츠토토
On the TV screen, Ohtani screamed in pain the moment the ball hit him. Even while walking to first base, he showed uncomfortable-looking movements, and fans had no choice but to send their eyes of concern.
Fortunately, after arriving at first base, Ohtani played the base as normal as if his physical condition was normal. He did his best to help the team attack as the designated hitter until the end of the game.
The Japanese media ‘Ameba Times’ said, “Ohtani arrived at first base after a walk in the first inning and showed that he was safe by bending his legs and walking lightly.” exploded,” he said.